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San Diego health officials confirm a person who works in Chula Vista tested positive for coronavirus

Officials say the person is a resident of another California county and had recently traveled to a high-risk region.
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SAN DIEGO — San Diego health officials confirmed Thursday a person who works within Chula Vista city limits has tested positive for coronavirus, COVID-19, and had close, yet minimal contact with people within the city. 

The individual is employed at a local retail store and had minimal contact with co-workers, not the general public, according to city of Chula Vista officials. 

Officials say the person is a resident of another California county and had recently traveled to a high-risk region.  

County health officials have made contact with those persons believed to have been in close contact with the individual. Although county health officials indicate the risk to other persons in Chula Vista and San Diego County as a whole is low, officials advised all involved persons to follow CDC guidance to self-quarantine. 

The individual and those in contact with the person will be monitored for 14 days.

For questions or more information about COVID-19, visit the County of San Diego Public Health Services webpage or call 211.

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Editor's note: A previous version of this story indicated that Chula Vista health officials confirmed the positive test, however, it was San Diego health officials.